Fighting Off of the Cage

This month we'll be focusing on fighting off of the cage!  The cage is a staple concept of mixed martial arts (MMA) and their is absolutely no escaping it!

"Your objective as a mixed martial artist should be to become proficient at using the cage to your advantage and dominate your opponent with modified techniques and refined strategies that involve the cage.

However, there are many athletes out there who view the cage as just a ‘wall’ that serves no purpose. This is absolutely the wrong approach. In fact, many of the most successful mixed martial artists in the world today all use creative techniques and game plans by using the cage to their advantage."

*Source: MMA - Evolve Vacation

 

Get ready to learn all about the cage this month!

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March 2019 Curriculum

Theme: Fighting Off of the Cage

Week 1

MONDAY, MARCH 4TH

Focus: Stand-Up Fighting (Striking/Clinching)

  • Technique: STRIKING AGAINST THE CAGE
    • Containing opponent against the cage with strikes
    • Defending against strikes, returning to center of cage

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH

Focus: Ground Fighting (Grappling/Submissions)

  • Technique: CAGE TAKEDOWNS
    • Takedowns off the Cage
    • Defending Takedowns, using cage to stand u

Week 2

MONDAY, MARCH 11TH

Focus: Stand-Up Fighting (Striking/Clinching)

  • Technique: PRESSURE W/ STRIKES + CAGE TAKEDOWNS
    • Strike combinations to pin opponent to cage & takedown
    • Blocking strikes, defending takedowns, reversing position

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13TH

Focus: Ground Fighting(Grappling/Submissions)

  • Technique: CAGE TAKEDOWNS + GROUND CONTROL
    • Takedowns off the Cage + Keeping opponent down
    • Defending Takedowns + Using Cage to stand up

Week 3

MONDAY, MARCH 18TH

Focus: Stand-Up Fighting (Striking/Clinching)

  • Technique: CLINCH FIGHTING + CAGE WORK
    • Throwing ALL strikes while in the Clinch
    • Defending against strikes in the Clinch or back to the Cage

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH

Focus: Ground Fighting(Grappling/Submissions)

  • Technique: SUBMISSIONS & TECHNIQUES OFF OF THE CAGE
    • Takedowns off the Cage, pinning opponent against the cage
    • Defending Takedowns, using cage to stand up

Week 4

MONDAY, MARCH 25TH

Focus: Stand-Up Fighting (Striking/Clinching)

  • Technique: CONDITIONING + LIVE DRILLING
    • Technique specific conditioning
    • Review of March Stand Up Fighting techniques with Live Drilling

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27TH

Focus: Ground Fighting(Grappling/Submissions)

  • Technique: CONDITIONING + LIVE DRILLING
    • Technique specific conditioning
    • Review of March Ground Fighting techniques with Live Drilling